The truth about trade, however, goes beyond popular slogans. It has been proven through decades of experience.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently awarded what are called Rural Fast Track grants to eight businesses to help boost local employment, at wages higher than average in the... Read more »
Bernie Sanders has become an ardent foe of the House rescue plan for Puerto Rico. His opposition could stall legislative efforts to provide relief before a large July 1 bond payment comes due. Read more »
While we hope that circumstances never arise that would require a similar decision in the future, we stand with zoo director Maynard and agree that, in this instance, he made the right call. Read more »
Many homeless youths find themselves in circumstances most often beyond their control. But with the proper intervention and guidance, they can hope for a better future. New facilities are providing... Read more »
One idea for addressing increasing congestion in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons is to begin charging a nominal fee. Read more »
In our opinion: Change the federal classification of marijuana from a schedule 1 to a schedule 2 drug
The trend toward legalization of marijuana makes it doubly important for researchers to provide accurate information about marijuana, its effects and its potential benefits. For that to happen,... Read more »
Coal will remain a significant contributor to the energy grid, but we are clearly seeing a surge in solar power and other renewable energy sources that will continue to relegate coal to a lesser... Read more »
Americans enjoy freedom today as a direct result of what they did. Read more »
The tension between faith and science has always existed. The Jewish community is taking the topic on directly, and a Pew Research Center study provides insights between those who feel the conflict... Read more »
Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that ingesting those kinds of violent images makes us less sensitive to real-world violence. Read more »
Salt Lake's mayor is reversing a period of benign neglect over street conditions. This should be the top priority. A city can’t function as a healthy organism when its arteries are in bad... Read more »
Unless anti-poverty efforts address the growing number of single-parent households in need, there will be little progress made in reducing the persistently high levels of poverty — especially... Read more »
The campaign of genocide against Christians and other sects continues in the Aleppo region, and there is presently no clear sense of direction toward restoring order. Read more »
The report of a carefully engineered strategy to manipulate the support of the American people for the Iran deal is troubling. It was based on a targeted message to naÏve and inexperienced... Read more »
We believe in fairness for all. We believe if people of goodwill come together in the crucible of democratic processes, they will forge thoughtfully tailored and lasting solutions for the dignity... Read more »
Some are clamoring for duties of the TSA to be turned over to private contractors instead of government employees. The irony of that is that, prior to 9/11, most of these services were, in fact,... Read more »
Hobbling the Supreme Court for up to a year with an unfilled vacancy is not in America's best interest. Read more »
In the special session this week, lawmakers agree to restore education funding and to oppose the creation of a new Bears Ears national monument. Read more »
Utah's Highway Safety Office reports that 276 people died in crashes last year, the most in seven years. Between 2002 and 2012, fatalities trended downward, but that has now been reversed for three... Read more »
Historically, theft required thieves to be physically present in order to pilfer their ill-gotten gains. But today, a thief can be sitting on the other side of the world and hack into a server to... Read more »
We applaud the leadership of UTA for recognizing the need to rebuild the public’s trust. With the coming airport expansion, this region has the potential to be a national model for integrated... Read more »
Despite an increased supply of 20,000 new housing units in just the past five years, increased demand has resulted in rents continuing to rise at a rate that is creating an affordable housing... Read more »
Among the key reasons for the increase in homelessness is a substantial increase in housing costs in Utah’s urban areas. There are families seeking shelter services simply because... Read more »
Puerto Rico’s future has long been a puzzle Congress was happy to kick down the road. As a U.S. territory, its hands are tied. Washington must act quickly in order to avoid a deepening crisis... Read more »
In its current form, Salt Lake International is the nation’s 21st-busiest airport, handling nearly double the capacity it was designed for. Read more »
Inclusion by exclusion increasingly defines both thought and actions at one of the few places where we expect all viewpoints in our communities to be able to thoughtfully exchange ideas: the public... Read more »
It's true that the very title “Common Core” has become a political lightning rod. But to abandon the unique Utah Core that has resulted from the diligent efforts of the State School... Read more »
In our opinion: A chance to accelerate the decline in preventable childhood deaths needs legislative support
There has been remarkable progress is reducing preventable childhood deaths around the world. Legislation to enhance these efforts is moving through Congress, and at no cost to taxpayers, it needs... Read more »
Wasatch cities compare favorably to many other cities for year-round particulate and ozone levels. But more can be done to reduce some of the worst air quality in the country during those brief... Read more »
Utah's unique historical narrative reminds us of the influence of good women who create healthy and vibrant societies and communities in sometimes inhospitable places. Read more »
When considering the scriptural justification for corporal punishment, it would also be wise to consider whether or not this punishment method produces its desired results. Read more »
Bennett, who died Wednesday at age 82, was exactly the type of politician so many people say they long for, and exactly the type so many in today’s polarized political atmosphere love to... Read more »
The recent hearing by a House oversight committee on the perceived failure of the Obama administration to deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants with criminal records evoked... Read more »
What tends to be lost in the political debate over trade is that the U.S. economy, for better or worse, is inextricably linked to the global economy. On balance, the economic advantages of... Read more »
Not all the causes of income inequality are economic in nature. New research is helping us understand and deal with some of the social factors that can help reduce the equality gap. Read more »
The results of the recent caucus and convention system raise a legitimate question about whether this system will remain relevant as time goes on. Read more »
While Sabbath day observance has declined as an act of religious faith, the idea of taking a break from work on a regular basis continues to resonate with a majority of Americans. Read more »
Utah is now frequently mentioned as a place of high achievement in medical research in the same category of institutions long regarded as leaders in the field. Read more »
No one should deny the fundamental truth that the civilized world has an obligation to aid innocent families who are being hunted down, killed, tortured and sexually abused merely because of their... Read more »
The reason there are such strict rules surrounding public officials receiving gifts is that demonstrating a direct linkage between what a government official does and why they do it is... Read more »
People on either side of the tax debate want a tax system that is fair and equitable, but the complicated nature of the overall system makes it more difficult to determine what a fair system would... Read more »
The truth of the governor’s words can be found in the broken lives and ruined families left in pornography’s wake. Read more »
Let other nations honor who they will on their currency; Tubman’s place on the $20 bill will stand as a testament to the indomitable will of so many who have made this nation great. It will... Read more »
The chances of a magnitude 5.0 quake are 93 percent. This could happen today, next week or years from now, but it will happen. Read more »
Overreaction is never the basis for good policy, but in the case of Zika, it is perplexing that the emergence of a worldwide pandemic has not generated a louder public dialogue, especially in a... Read more »
The West Valley Police Department's new protocol for interviewing sexual assault victims is producing "unprecedented" success. What amounts to an institutional attitude adjustment has greatly... Read more »
Education leaders in Utah have embraced the value of giving local schools more flexibility in designing classroom plans. Read more »
To call Common Core “education through Washington, D.C.,” one has to ignore that the federal government was neither the instigator nor the implementer of the Common Core standards. Read more »
Saudi Arabia contains many troubling elements and competing forces, but it is an important strategic and diplomatic ally in a troubled region. Read more »
The Flint, Michigan, water experience reminds us of the importance of healthy tap water. The Beehive State is acting early to prevent a similar crisis in Utah. An old and aging water infrastructure... Read more »
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